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Compromise on mandatory marking of origin rejected by Member States

The Product Safety and Market Surveillance package is still blocked at Council level as Member States remain divided on the key issue of mandatory marking of origin. The compromise recently tabled by several countries to have a sectoral approach to origin marking did not reach a consensus among the representatives of Member States.

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IT systems for UCC will likely slip to 2025

| The Commission has agreed to push back the deadlines for the completion of IT systems in the framework of the UCC implementation.

EU adopts modernisation of trade defence instruments

| An agreement was reached between the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament on the modernisation of the EU's trade defence instruments.

EP tables draft resolution on impact of trade on global value chains

| The European Parliament has prepared a draft resolution on the impact of the EU’s trade policies on global value chains.

CETA to apply REX system this year, following provisional application

| The Commission recently informed industry that the registered exporter’s (REX) system will soon apply to the EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA)

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